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Facts about star spangled banner?
Below are several facts about the Star Spangled Banner.
- Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner in 1814.
- The tradition of singing the Star Spangled Banner at sport games started during WWII.
- In 1931, The SSB was designated the national anthem by Congress.
- British attacks on Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem.
- The poem was set to music composed by John Stafford Smith.
- The song has 4 verses.